Spider's Canvas at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France on November 23, 2018.
Spider's Canvas at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France on November 23, 2018. Photo by Aurelie Cenno.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation approves $1 Million grant to MIT to support the further integration of CAST into the research culture of the Institute

Third Mellon grant brings the Mellon Foundation’s total support for CAST to $4,000,000 through 2024 “CAST was established in 2012 with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,” said Faculty Director Evan Ziporyn and Executive Director Leila Kinney,” and … Continued

As part of MIT Sounding, Haitian rapper, poet and singer BIC performs his work in collaboration with Jean Appolon Expressions, a Cambridge-based Haitian contemporary dance company. Photo by Caroline Alden.

Performer BIC Shares the Joy of Music and Poetry to Promote Social Equity

The Haitian poet and rapper discusses the rich outcomes of a week-long residency at MIT. Can art, poetry and music generate social change? That question was  enthusiastically explored this April during a visiting artist residency with Haitian poet and rapper … Continued

Image: Playwright and MIT Senior Lecturer Ken Urban's The Immortals. Credit Melissa Blackall.
Playwright and MIT Senior Lecturer Ken Urban's The Immortals, recipient of a CAST Fay Chandler Faculty Creativity Grant, is a work in progress by playwright Ken Urban, draws from the strange and troubling case of Henrietta Lacks. Credit Melissa Blackall.

Observations from The Immortals workshop at MIT

Students share their experiences from a workshop with theater professionals Director Logan Vaughn, dramaturg Ignacia Delgado, and actors Heather Alicia Simms, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Naomi Jacobson, and Jordan Geiger came together at MIT to work with Ken Urban, Senior Lecturer … Continued

Matthew Ritchie at the ICA, where the British-born, New York-based artist had an 18-month residency. Credit: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe.
Matthew Ritchie at the ICA, where the British-born, New York-based artist had an 18-month residency. Credit: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe.

An Artist Inquires into the Computational Substrate at MIT

Matthew Ritchie researches technology’s growing scope as CAST visiting artist. Matthew Ritchie is no stranger to the MIT campus. The contemporary artist, who works in installation, performance, painting, drawing, sculpture and sound, created a site-specific installation at the Zesiger Center … Continued

Adrienne Truscott’s THIS.
Adrienne Truscott’s THIS.

What the Hell is THIS?

Reserve seats to THIS by Adrienne Truscott, part of the MIT Performing series February 7-9, 2019 / 8:00pm MIT Theater Building W97, 345 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA Provocateuse Adrienne Truscott brings her wickedly funny new work to MIT. One of … Continued

IAP course A Brief History of Kanye will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm. Image of Kanye West performing at Lollapalooza on April 3, 2011 in Chile. Credit: Wikimedia/Rodrigo Ferrari.
IAP course A Brief History of Kanye will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm. Image of Kanye West performing at Lollapalooza on April 3, 2011 in Chile. Credit: Wikimedia/Rodrigo Ferrari.

For Your Edification and Enjoyment: A Guide to Arts IAPS 2019

2019 IAP ARTS COURSES Dig into the history of Kanye West. Push the boundaries of 3D video. Share your favorite poem. Play the flute. Experiment with holography. Paint. Draw. Dance. Sculpt. Print. Exercise your mind and explore your inner artist … Continued